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When should I start studying for the SAT or ACT?

Hi all, I'm a junior and I've been hearing a lot about the SAT and ACT lately. When do you think is the best time to start studying for these tests? I want to make sure I give myself enough time to prepare without stressing myself out too much. Thank you!

9 months ago

Hey there! It's great that you're already thinking about when to start studying for the SAT or ACT. In my experience with my own child, I found that starting to prepare during the summer before their junior year was helpful. This gave them enough time to familiarize themselves with the test format, learn test-taking strategies, and identify any areas they needed to focus on improving. They took practice tests throughout their junior year to monitor their progress and continued studying right up until their test date. By doing so, they were able to balance their test prep with their regular coursework and extracurricular activities. However, every student is different, and it's crucial to find what works best for you. You might want to talk to your school counselor or a college admissions professional for personalized advice. Good luck!

9 months ago

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